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Blog Category: Home Remodel

How much more will it cost me to paint brick?

How much more will it cost me to paint brick?

Great question!

Painted brick is becoming popular. The good part about painting brick is that it doesn't matter what the brick underneath looks like, as long as it has some texture. A lot of brick factories will sell seconds—the brick did not meet the specs, and can't be sold as top quality. That doesn't mean the brick isn't strong enough. Most of the time, it is a color matching issue that relegates the brick to the "seconds" pile. You can buy these bricks for a discounted price—not enough to compensate for the paint, but it does help to offset a bit of the added cost.

 

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Where is the best spot to put an island in my kitchen?

Where is the best spot to put an island in my kitchen?

Here are a few things to think about when designing your kitchen:

1. Always remember the appliance triangle: Fridge, range, and sink—sink being the most important. You don’t want the island to get in the way of the kitchen triangle, and the kitchen triangle rule-of-thumb is sum of all legs should not be less the 10’ and no more than 25’ for best function.

2. Max out the island with extra storage on the back side.

3. Rule of thumb is if your kitchen is less than 8’x12’ then an island is probably not a good idea.

4. Island shouldn’t be smaller than 2’x4’. If you want to go big, just remember that most granite slabs are about 5’x11’—if you’d like to avoid having a seam in the counter top.

5. You really need a minimum of 4’ between island and other cabinets. More is better.

 

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Home addition - Wilson park

Home addition - Wilson park

Our clients wanted to add lots of new space to this small home in Wilson Park, but they also wanted ensured the addition would feel seamless—like the new parts of the home had always been there in the first place. We added approximately 2000 SF, along with a detached carport. The design focus was centered around using natural stains and lots of windows to make the rooms as light and airy as possible. 

 

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Why should you go to the NWA 2015 Home Show?

Why should you go to the NWA 2015 Home Show?

Spring is around the corner and it’s that time of year! Homeowners are beginning home renovation projects or breaking ground on their custom homes.  The NWA Home Show is the place where you can learn about the newest trends in home improvement market and meet the experts who can help build your next project.

Here are a few benefits of coming out to the show and some recommendations to help you get the most out of it.

 

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Foundations Repair

In this week's video I explain some of the most common foundation problems and how they can be repaired for a long-lasting house.

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3 New Projects

3 New Projects

We are starting three new projects in Northwest Arkansas.  Two custom homes and one home remodel and addition. 

 

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